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The description includes the possibility nails or spikes, which it could be argued mechanically let them overcome DR. The argument for them getting the higher hardness as a metal hafted weapon is a little more iffy.

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Gamers really do have a look about us. Not sure what it is.

When I went back to school for another degree I was living in a house that had been divided up into apartments. Some folks moved into the other upstairs apartment.

Guy asks me if i play dungeons and dragons because I look like a gamer. He says he's thinking about running a champions naruto game and handed me the character sheet.

Look over sheet for 15 seconds. " I don't know if you want to clone Rock Lee. Has he ever actually WON a fight?"

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DOesn't really matter for the magus in this conversation. The only thing the trip property does after the clarification a looong time ago is let you drop it instead of going prone if you miss your CMB roll by 10 or more.

If you cast true strike, then miss a CMB by 10, your next spell should be expeditious retreat anyway.

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Oh yeah, to share a little wisdom from the dumb girl in the room.
We ALL want a better planet, you both just disagree on what path gets you there. If you want to actually convince him CBDunkerson then you need to take him seriously. Take his points and without being abrasive show him where he is wrong.

You're completely missing the entire polemic of the deniers.

You can't take them seriously or show why his points are wrong because they're not actually making any. There is no argument. There is only the vague, illusory appearance of one. like trying to bullrush an illusion somewhere: accepting the premise that its there and expecting it to act like a real argument is simply unrealistic. Its not a real argument, so it doesn't act like one.

Look at the repeated insistence an reliance on "climate-gate!!!!" emails for example. Nothing from the emails is ever actually produced to BE refuted. Its just a vague handwave that "over there"

A real argument would produce specific passages that prove that global warming is being faked.. but thats not what you see. What you see is the image of that argument, followed by no resistance to the counter argument, followed by the argument still being their untouched and unchanged by the reality passing through it.

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Kalindlara wrote:

I just started playing PFS recently. It's been a lot of fun! And my questionable characters are pretty average for the local scene.

Like I said, though, I didn't start playing for years because of how things came across here.

Your mistake there was assuming that these forums reflect actual play. Obviously, they don't.

As I think I've mentioned around here before, these forums aren't even about PFS. They actually exist for people whose hobby is arguing about things on the internet.

*chuckle*

Trying to get better about that. But I will say that i would rather have a fight come up 10 times on the internet than once at the table. I'm very glad that I ran into certain schools of dming here so that I wasn't completely blindsided by it at the table.

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That pretty much starts the process, but if you want to be extra sure you can look into a mirror and say "John Compton" 5 times.

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You can truestrike whip trip can't you? Thats far from ineffective thats outright nasty.

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> Situational. If it was something where the GM had legitimate emotional triggers (devout christian GM and demonologist PC for example. I have known some people who are fine with GM run demons, even if they are the ones running them, but who legitimately get squicked if the PCs are doing the summoning.) I could see an event organizer needing to make some concessions to everyone's mental health and asking you to play another character.

Yeah.. no. PFS is not generally set up to handle that kind of thing for public games without having a really big group.

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Chris Mortika wrote:
How is this a Society issue?

In a normal game the DM can just declare you crash the economy, supply and demand and all that.

People think that in pfs if they can come up with what they decalre is a rules tight argument for it they can do it.

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Jayson MF Kip wrote:
[conspiracy theory]Aroden's alignment is currently NE, but most people call him Norgorber.[/theory]
Maybe. But Norgorber ascended in 1893 AR. Aroden disappeared in 4606 AR.
Time travel. That is what this season is all about.

It was until someone came back from the future to tell us that was a bad idea.

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These do not work in pfs. Do not even bother trying.

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A lot of the season 5's have a superfluous venture captain who turns you over to a faction head who actually explains what you're doing. I usually skip them: players have enough trouble keeping all the names thrown at them strait.

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The government conspiracy to paint Chromotherapy as a pseudoscience

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when you clean your computer screen after a while , the image suddenly looks too bright

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Aranna wrote:
One thing that I came across when doing climate googling is that CO2 is a mild greenhouse gas... the extreme greenhouse gas is water vapor. So WHY on this green earth are environmentalists pushing Fuel Cell engines which produce STEAM?!
There are these things called 'rain', 'snow', and 'dew' which automatically prevent the water vapor content of the atmosphere from getting too high no matter how much we add. Sadly, there is no such thing as carbon dioxide rain.

Oooo.. diamonds!

AHHHHHH DIAMONDS! OW OW OW OW OW OW

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At the park where i worked at we had a prison detail. They basically had the same job we did for about 4 hours, then went and hung out at their camp out in the park, hung out, worked out.

They didn't have to work in the rain
They didn't have to work belo 40ish? degrees
Always had lunch on time
has less supervision
And they were too scared to go into certain parts of the woods because of the rattlesnakes.

I often had to ask for a reminder why I couldn't just toss a supervisor through a woodchipper , be convicted, and have it be a move up for me.

A couple of times we were working in a section of the park with a lot of rattlesnakes around. While I don't do it with rattlesnakes, they'd seen me gently pick up very large black rat snakes and put them on my shoulders to move them out of the work area. So I get elected to check the area for snakes.

Walk around back and forth, covering the whole area.
Guy behind me is walking around and pretty much walking in my footsteps gets the ctchcthcthcthcthcthcth from a rattlesnake.

This happens multiple times.

"What the hell....Do you tell them to do that?

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Jiggy wrote:

Guy prepares to run game for a new group he's never played with.

Guy reviews characters prior to any actual gameplay.

Guy concludes players have zero interest in any story-related aspects of the gaming experience.

(I've also seen the player-to-player version of this, where you show up to a convention/game day table, lean over to see your neighbor's stats, then say something like "So much for thinking there'll be any actual roleplay in this game.")

"....you have a pair of sevens.

"yeah and?

"...but you role play! What the...

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Rynjin wrote:

Arguing with a conspiracy nut is provably LESS effective than arguing with a wall. The wall might at least form a coherent response, if you're lucky.

Why are you still doing this to yourselves?

Much like a wedding or a funeral its not really for the people on the dias.

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thaX wrote:


It is still a sore, black eye for the "cause" of Global Warming...

And the deniers inability to cite information that supports their arguments, explain the specifics of their complaints, or articulate any sane motivation for this world wide hoax puts their cause through the woodchipper.

There is no rational reason to believe you.

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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:

one time there was a big steel ladder lying in the middle of the lane on the highway.

what if you were blocked on the side from being able to merge out of that lane in time to avoid the ladder? What then?

Bud ump a dump dump dump buduupmpdumpdump dump dump

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Drejk wrote:
Can someone say something on par with JonGarrett story to divert the thread from the bicycle/car trashing. Or at least give us some other kind of road rage examples unrelated to bicycle/car road war?

In college I was crossing at a corner. Someone in a BMW bumped me, not hard enough to knock me over, but it was more than a tap.

I put a nice dent in in the hood of his car with an OG SMASH punch

Gets out of car "YOU SMASHED MY #()$)#($ing car" pause.

Pause Pause. Pause. Looks at hood

"You smashed my car"

Gets back in car in a hurry.

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You'll forgive me if I doubt that wisdom.

Your official policy is that you need to be tortured because they're too loyal

The actual reason is so that the slave needs to be tortured in order to testify against the owner.

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There was debate over an item, the staff decided to settle it like gamers with a d20. The die miraculously landed on a point, and they're waiting for an earthquake so it will fall over and reveal the results.

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I can't model every impact of a wrecking ball to my head but I know its not going to be pretty.

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nosig wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
If you can't worship aroden they need to take a few things off of the additional resources lists so they don't become a trap option, devotee of a dead god being one of them.

???

BNW - I think this landed in the wrong thread...

I wondered where that went....

Hey! I am not a herd dog.

RE motivations for the society. There was a thread a while back called Maslow's pathfinders and.. having the society as your number one goal was actually a pretty rare thing.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

The idea that its all socialism or all capitalism is silly.

The idea that coal plants are all capitalism and alternative sources would be all socialism is just wrong. Linky

You've apparently misunderstood what I was saying... because I completely agree with everything you write in dispute of 'my' silly idea. :]

Basically, I pointed out that Sissyl was seemingly advocating socialism over capitalism... not saying that absolute adherence to one or the other were the only options.

Doh! my bad.

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Clank Clank wrote:
I think it's kinda silly they call it "atheism" in pathfinder which is essentially disbelief in the existence a of god. I don't think many in the Pathfinder universe lack belief that the gods are real entities. They generally either actively oppose gods like in Rahadoum (anti-theism) or they don't care to worship any of them (apatheism).
Terry Pratchett also called it atheism in the Discworld books. I think vocal atheists were something akin to literal lightning rods though :P
Yeah, anybody claiming that the gods didn't exist on the Disc typically ended up struck by a bolt of lightning with a little note attached saying, "yes, we do".

A wizard did it.

BAZZZZT.. Ow! quit it. Bzzzzt Ow! Quit it.

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So... you're suggesting we dump capitalism in favor of socialism? If not, who precisely do you imagine is going to pay to build power plants that don't make money?

The idea that its all socialism or all capitalism is silly.

The idea that coal plants are all capitalism and alternative sources would be all socialism is just wrong. Linky

Coal plants (like any large business really) ALREADY get tax breaks and direct funding. Not to mention the socialization of the impact on air quality and peoples health that they don't have to pay for. If we treated solar and wind the same way we'd be throwing buckets of cash at them.

I mean seriously, what great undertaking has our nation ever done without some form of government help? The eerie canal? Rail roads? Power plants, sports stadiums, nuclear power plants,

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Clank Clank wrote:
I think it's kinda silly they call it "atheism" in pathfinder which is essentially disbelief in the existence a of god. I don't think many in the Pathfinder universe lack belief that the gods are real entities. They generally either actively oppose gods like in Rahadoum (anti-theism) or they don't care to worship any of them (apatheism).
Yep. In a world where you have people empowered by the gods able to raise the dead, heal any wounds, call down miracles and level towns with earthquakes it doesn't seem like there's much space for atheism at all.

Its easier than you'd think. Keep in mind the world these people live in. Someone can go ickity ackity ook and chuck a 30 foot sphere of fire out of their hands and leave the laws of conservation of energy crying in the corner. A prayer could very easy just be a disguised spell.

It doesn't help that the gods don't have exclusive access to anything really. The singer at the inn can heal you up after a bar fight, the crazy blind guy in the market can get rid of your diseases, and the tree hugger is even better at imploring a ficus to get rid of poison.

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That said, I'm also annoyed when someone coming the other way with the right of way at a four way stop, comes to a complete stop and waits a bit to be sure I'm stopping, because it wastes my time.

Your other option is assuming that every other driver on the road is you.

And not the person that ran the stop sign and crashed into them when they first started driving.

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If aroden worship isn't legal, a few things need to come off of the additional resources list so they don't become trap options, like devotee to a dead god.

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The gas station right is illegal because it slows traffic from other directions. A bike won't do that.

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If you can't worship aroden they need to take a few things off of the additional resources lists so they don't become a trap option, devotee of a dead god being one of them.

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You have every reason not to want to stop while riding a bike. Its exponentially harder to go from 0 to 20 than to stay at 20. I don't see the problem if they cut through a gas station on the right, they're going from one shoulder of a road to another shoulder of the road.

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BEHOLD THE POWER OF THE GOD MACHIIIINE!

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The effect is pretty much nil, as long as you have your paper chronicle sheets. If those get lost, AND someone audits them THEN you might have a problem.

I'd start with giving the DM a poke and seeing what happens from there. In all likelyhood his auto complete is filling you in when he fills out sessions or he has your number next to another players name in his logbook or something.

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A wand of grease is DC 11 (minimum intelligence 11, level 1 spell). It's better than picking your nose, but not by a whole lot.

A 50 50 shot of dropping 2 bad guys prone isn't a bad deal.

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I'd just do it as the characters sitting around the bar and talking "do you remember that time...."

And if one of the players dies their chair was empty the entire time and the beer was in their place in memorial.

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On one hand it is lack of understanding of the basic sciences in this country. Something that must be fixed.

On the other hand the growing amount of faked or otherwise blatant lies that are being published as actual studies is unforgivable and likewise contribute to a basic distrust among certain subsets in the sciences. This too must be repaired.

It wouldn't matter one whit. You can make all the impossibly high standards for studies you want. When those studies say something people don't like you'll still get the exact same amount of grarg and counter factual arguments that make up the vast majority of denier claims.

The idea that the key to winning this is better evidence has worse than no evidence.

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Yes. PFS is a little hard on low level casters.

This is one of the reason that its usually choc full of melee.

You will probably have 4 "the scenario plans combat" encounters. You never know when the party is going to turn the tea service into a mosh pit or have a character belly rub a colossal ooze into submission instead of hurting it.

Cross bow may not be a bad idea for a few levels. Most people have played casters. They understand.

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It also applies to psychic spells now.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

All loki needs now is a stallion with an 8 legged foal suing for child support and his day will be complete...

Sebastion! We have a case for you

I am pretty sure that the last time it ended with Loki passing the care over Sleipnir to Odin.

Odin took him. Providing care... maybe.

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Arsenic is a healthy snack, pure and simple.

You can defy gravity with a superman cape, pure and simple.

Pepsi is the best cola, pure and simple.

Adding the words "pure and simple" to a statement increases its truthiness. It does not make an argument for them.

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The overall "fact" that the global temperature has actually cooled by a fraction of a degree (Celsius? or Farinhiets?) seems to be either ignored or discounted.

Or is something else you've made up. Citation please.

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The Email controversy has poked a serious hole in any discussion about "Man Made" climates and put the issue further into a joke status.

The only thing that has reached joke status is this argument.

Point to something in the emails that actually does this. You cannot just angrily hand wave at "Climate gate!" and say that it shows that Anthropogenic Climate Change is a hoax because people, comedians at that, have angrily said that Anthropogenic Climate Change is a joke.

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Hurricane Katrina changed a lot of the weather pattern ten years ago, warping the Jet Stream as it made New Orleans into a giant swimming pool. Anyone forget that the tragedy could have been lessened if the levies would have been built to spec to be able to divert water around the city? Those were not built because it would have impacted some tree frog or cricket or something, so it was made into a worse situation because of the very same type of folks that wring their hands and pout about "global Warming" and how man is causing it.

Citation needed. The levies suffered from poor construction and lack of funding. What you're talking about sounds awfully expensive.

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Vegetarian beans. I mean.. beans are a vegetable (well fruit if you want to get technical) shouldn't all other kinds of beans be beans and SOMETHING to NOT be vegetarian?

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Sign somebody cared?

:P

Didn't want a hole in the tankers passing under probably...

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I am not small norse wolf.

I am trying to be not quite so large norse wolf. Took a walk on the local bridge, like I do every once in a while. Muscles felt a little weak today for some reason, so i was making more stops than usual.

walk walk walk. Lean on railing to rest. Walk walk walk lean on railing to rest.

police called because people think I'm going to jump despite that...

A) Pretty obvious the I needed a break after a few miles. Honestly looking at me you'd wonder how I got out that far.

B) No way I'm getting over that railing.....

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Why do people who get into fights have peircings and those absurd ear disks.

They're just giving people handles.

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Ravingdork wrote:
Using abilities as intended is not an abuse. Far too many people cry "abuse!" when, in actuality, they just don't like it. It's a phenomena similar to that of "cheese."

Perhaps if people didn't constantly pry at the wording trying to shoehorn in more mechanical advantages....

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All loki needs now is a stallion with an 8 legged foal suing for child support and his day will be complete...

Sebastion! We have a case for you

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Go into a persons house and take someones stuff you're a thief.
Kill them while doing that and you're a murderer.

Get a whole bunch of people together, put on the same uniforms and some badges, march into the neighboring country kill them and take their stuff and you're a proud warrior of your tribe/city state/country.

Lawful people are weird.

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